Czech Republic is more free than the USA, says 2019 Freedom in the World report

“They may take our lives… but they’ll never take our freedom!” That is, unless you live in roughly 60% of countries throughout the world in the year 2019. The annual Freedom in the World report analyzes levels of freedom uses methodology derived from the UN General Assembly’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights to assess the real-life rights and freedoms of individual citizens in 212 countries across the world. While most world governments promise their citizens some level of freedom, that isn’t always a reality - and over the course of 2018, citizens in less than 50% of countries in the world enjoyed true freedom. Of the 212 countries surveyed in the report, only 87 were found to be free. 59 countries were deemed “not free”, while 64 were given “partly free” status. The Czech Republic, of course - like most European countries - was deemed to be among the 87 countries considered free, with an aggregate score of 91. The scores are based upon individual ratings across two main categories, Political Rights and Civil liberties, which combined to give an overall Freedom Rating. The Czech Republic received top marks in both categories. The Czech score of 91 was good enough…

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